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Family genealogy is something I have enjoyed since I was young. As I walk through cemeteries visiting family graves, I often wonder about the history of each individual. |
I live in Barre, Vermont, home to a large granite industry. One website devoted to Barre granite says, "It has been estimated that one-third of the public and private monuments and mausoleums in America -- and they are millions in number -- are products of the Barre quarries and Barre's "international" community of sculptors, artisans, mechanics and laborers."
Perhaps this is why I have an affinity for cemeteries and graves. The artists here make the stones and memorials into works of art. I am happy to share some of them on this website.
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|history4sure||R. W. Vet|
I had forgotten to thank you for the info on Apollos Hale being a Revolutionary War Veteran - I have since added that, and tried to explain the possible spelling of his given name on the bio.
Thanks also for the link. Clerks often (and STILL do) misspell names...one good thing about military records - if the applicant signs them [and is literate!] you can get the correct spelling, even if the registration officer has spelled it wrong in the heading....oh, my....history is often a matter of many opinions! I really do appreciate your help ~thanks again, Shirleen
(My internet is down & I am changing servers, so am often earthbound right now!)
|rickb||Thank you once again!|
For the excellent photo's of my ancestor's grave markers, I am awed at how many photo's you have provided at my request. I also appreciate that you go out of your way to find the actual grave of some ancestors that I misplaced in the wrong cemetery. I also appreciate that you have created memorials for some children that I was not aware of.These include but not limited too:
Lena Burnham- 139264907, Harry Downing- 115351814, Carl Downing- 69658432, Wesley Downing-146912500, Mary Nye- 122837011, Newton Nye- 122837005, John Nye- 122837021, Edward Nye- 122837016.
Added by rickb on May 27, 2015 9:26 AM
Thank you so much for filling my photo requests Kim. Great photographs!
|Erin Bohannon||Ora Herbert Goodale and family|
Thank you so much for all the great photos! I can see that one was a lot of work...lots of burials.
|Jonathan Twiss||George S Twiss|
Thank you so much for downloading the nice pictures of the gravestone for George S Twiss. Now he can rest in peace!
|rickb||William & Frances Shepard|
Thank you once again for providing a great photo of my ancestors graves... I can't say it enough.. I really appreciate all that you do. Rick
Added by rickb on May 20, 2015 11:26 PM
Thank you for your edit on Apollos and especially for adding the wonderful gravestone photos for him, his wife and daughter. I appreciate that so much!
The edit thing concerns me, as he is an ancestor of mine and all our family records spell it "Apollos", of course, after the bible spelling.
It looks like the stone is carved APOLLAS - with the last A having the thin line of the A very faint, rather than it being an I.
Since findagrave does not have a feature in the program to pick up "sounds like" spelling, it worries me that since "Apollos" is the universally accepted spelling, that changing it to an A ...or an I ...would make his name difficult to search - what do you think? I do not like to reject an edit, but I'm afraid it will change vital information.
Rather than my marking it "declined" would you consider just removing it? Thanks so much for your help.... Cheers~ Shirleen
|Cnn||Alvan & Jannett Drury|
Another thank you for this additional information. I didn't have Alvan in my tree but I have now confirmed it with a birth and death record thanks to you! I really appreciate it!
Added by Cnn on May 17, 2015 9:57 PM
|rickb||Thank you once again|
Hi.. I see you have been busy again.. and I so much appreciate the great photos, of the graves of my ancestors.. Katie Bell Martin # 77901982; Bessie Minnie Poor #77901983; Sadie May Poor #77901984 & Jessie Poor # 77901980.... As always you time is so much appreciated. Rick
Added by rickb on May 16, 2015 11:18 PM
|KCCoff||RE: Luther and Sarah Penniman|
That's truly a big help--! Thank you so much for doing these. I may not be able to repay you in kind, but surely someday I will be able to pay it forward. Really appreciate your work! :-D
Added by KCCoff on May 16, 2015 1:18 PM
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